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Driving and Blue Badge Scheme


Driving licences expire when the driver is 70 and then renewed every three years. The GP can advise when a driver may have to or should consider not renewing their licence. The City of York Council direct older drivers to the ROSPA webpage for advice to consider.

Blue Badge Scheme


Blue parking badges allow parking concessions for cars carrying people who have a permanent disability. They are also issued to those    who are applying for a Blue Badge on behalf of a child under the age of three, who, because of specific medical conditions, needs to travel with bulky medical equipment, needs to return to the vehicle for treatment or to reach a doctor or hospital quickly or is in a cast due to hip dysplasia.

The Blue Badge Scheme is run by the Department of Transport, but badges are issued by City of York Council.

You may be automatically eligible without further assessment if you can provide proof of one of the following:

  • you are registered blind or severely sight impaired
  • you receive the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • you receive the moving around component in a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with a score of 8 points or more
  • you receive a war pensioner's mobility supplement
  • you have received a lump sum benefit within tariff levels 1 to 8 of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking

You may also be eligible 'subject to further assessment' if you either:

  • have permanent and substantial difficulty in walking
  • have a severe disability in both arms
  • regularly drive a vehicle but are unable to operate (or have considerable difficulty operating) a parking meter

In these circumstances, and if you've not previously had a Blue Badge, then you'll be referred to an Independent Mobility Assessor.


You can find out if you are eligible for a Blue Badge on the GOV.UK website

For more information about using your Blue Badge, please visit Blue Badge Parking in York on the City of York Council website.

For more information about:

  • Issuing of Blue Badges
  • Re-applying for a  Blue Badge
  • Cost of Blue Badge
  • Car Parking in and around York City Council

Please visit the Parking and Travel page on the City of York Council website.


There is a number of taxi companies in York with 9 full-time taxi ranks. Taxi companies can be found through any search engine however if you would like a Council approved company, particularly for people that have specific transport needs,  then please use the  list of council-approved transport providers

Useful Links on the City of York Council Website

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